What is a retreat?

A retreat is a multiple day experience where you can expect to delve deeply into your relationship with God.


What types of retreats are available at Marywood?

Marywood offers both private, directed retreats, and themed retreats.

In private, directed retreats, the retreatant is invited to participate in an personal reflective retreat, along with spiritual direction sessions.

Themed retreats are held in groups and although retreatants may request spiritual direction sessions, the emphasis is normally on the theme or subject of the retreat.

Examples of retreat themes may include:

  • Discipleship
  • Listening to God, self and others
  • Liturgical and sacramental life
  • Justice, peace and goodness
  • Franciscan values
  • Approaches to spirituality and prayer
  • Care of creation
  • Scripture